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Trump rattles NATO with 'obsolete' blast

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posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

What's funny...

Literally the only time NATO's article V has been invoked was due to terrorism in the US.

NATO allies have sent troops to help us fight as a part of Operation OIR. British, German, French soldiers...



Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) is the U.S. military's operational name for the military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, in the vernacular, Daesh),[93] including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria.

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Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF–OIR) is the Joint Task Force established by the international (US-led) coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), set up by the US Central Command to coordinate military efforts against ISIL, and is composed of US military forces and personnel from over 30 countries.[

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I guess Trump never heard about all of that though...




posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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What Trump has said over and over about this is....Nato exists on our dime. Everything NATO does costs us a fortune and costs the other members relatively little.
NATO is a bad idea anyways.... there should be no treaties where you automatically.... no matter what.... go to war. Why the hell should we ever EVER go to war on Turkey's behalf? Jackasses already shot a Russian fighter down.... not to mention games they play in Syria.
No country that NATO has bombed, was ever a threat to America or the American People.... yet we spent billions raining down destruction.
The United States stands at US$30 trillion and counting, almost two-thirds of all expenditures by all NATO members since the founding of the alliance (see link)Nato Costs

EU can handle themselves over there now.... they dont need need us to fight their battles



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 10:35 PM
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originally posted by: Profusion

As to Trump's stance on NATO, it does seem pro-Russian to me. Dismantling NATO would be perfect for Russia, wouldn't it? My wild conspiracist side wonders into the thought that Trump could indeed be some type of Russian Manchurian Candidate.


Let's be completely honest with ourselves - what is the main reason Putin (Russia) has been getting agitated in the past few years?

NATO bases along it's borders

Beyond scuffles in former Soviet states, what wars has Russia entered since the fall of communism and before Syria? None.

How many wars has the USA been directly involved in during the same time period?

Kuwait
Afghanistan
Iraq
Libya
and so on....

So, why are we fencing the Ruskies in anyways? We should leave regional politics to the regions. The USA and any other nation for that fact should only ever get involved in other country's conflicts at the request of the legitimate government of that land. And nations should keep their military at home. No more foreign bases.
edit on 16-1-2017 by markosity1973 because: (no reason given)



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